The Paris Fashion Week Report for Spring-Summer 2013 – Part 2

Louis Vuitton SS 2013 © Yannis Vlamos

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Paris Fashion Week is over.

Last time I left you, we found a way to stay sober while keeping a sexy silhouette. Sober we’ll stay, and we’ll love to dress out like if it was a costume ball.

The long-awaited return of Hedi Slimane in fashion ended with his first womenswear collection for Saint Laurent: the designer offers us a witchy-70’s look, with a hint of a gothic spirit in the air – hats are compulsory. The Saint-Laurent woman will be rock’n’roll, she’ll make love in the grass while smoking a pot. A perfect come-back for Slimane.

Another mandatory accessory: the huge black veil as seen at Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton presents the woman in all her splendor with some madness coming out from the gigantic final dresses, with an use of tortoiseshell and bustiers on the other items proving that she wants to be seen.

Saint Laurent Paris SS 2013 © Monica Feudi

Alexander McQueen SS 2013 © Monica Feudi

If no one sees her in McQueen, she’ll always be able to wear Chanel. Once again, Karl Lagerfeld had a profusion of ideas for this new collection: the vintage vibe is here, and the body will breath with this minimal collection. The Kaiser focused on the shape instead of customizing the items, like the simple but chic boleros.

Chanel SS 2013 © Yannis Vlamos

Pushing further in the vintage theme, Olympia Le-Tan‘s collection will metamorphose every woman in a cute character of the “Hairspray” movie: little shorts, cashmere sweaters, A-line dresses, stripped shirts and skirts… That’s funny, but we’ll avoid this kind of look because John Travolta totally made it impossible.

Olympia Le-Tan SS 2013 © Filippo Fior

We’ll prefer to look like a human-sized damier with the S/S 2013 collection by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, pretty 60’s in its globality but also modern, especially with the pieces with a floral shadow on.

Louis Vuitton SS 2013 © Yannis Vlamos

And if you are a “present day” person, you’ll certainly love the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac collection: screw you modernity, I’m going to make love to a tree and start a revolution with Mother Nature. The French designer presented a floral, feminine collection, emerald green lands on all the dresses, and prints recalling the lush Brazilian vegetation and modern architecture. Now it’s up to you to decide which kind of woman you want to be…

Eric Waroll

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac SS 2013 © Yannis Vlamos

About Eric Waroll
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Born in Paris, Eric started as an assistant of the editor in chief of Modzik magazine, but also as a production assistant and stylist assistant. He then became a fashion editor for The Ground magazine before writing for Twelv and contributing, Bloginity.com and now Benjamin Kanarek Blog.